Islamic Faith has Six Pillars:

Islamic Faith has Six Pillars:

Islamic Faith has Six Pillars:

To have faith in God, in the Afterlife , in angels, in Sacred Books, in prophets, in Predestination and Decree. In order for somebody to be a Believer, he needs to have faith in all of these six pillars. A person who has no faith even in one of them cannot be a Believer because the pillars of faith are related with each other.

 1)Belief in God

Muslims believe in one, single , incomparable God, Who has no son nor associate , and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone. He is the true God, and every other deity is false. He has the most dignified names and sublime perfect attributes. No one participates His divinity, nor His attributes. In the Quran, God describes Himself:
 aqwas-ysHe is God, the One. God, to Whom the creatures turn for their needs. He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like Himaqwas-ym (Quran, 112:1-4)

No one has the right to be implored , pleaded , prayed to, or shown any deed of worship, but God alone.

God alone is the Almighty, the Creator, the Sovereign, and the Sustainer of everything in the whole universe. He administers all affairs. He stands in need of none of His creatures, and all His creatures depend on Him for all that they require . He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing, and the All-Knowing. In a ideal manner, His knowledge encompasses all things, the open and the secret, and the public and the private. He knows what has occurred , what will occur , and how it will occur . No affair happens in the whole world except by His will. Whatever He wills is, and whatever He does not will is not and will never be. His will is above the will of all the creatures. He has power over all things, and He is able to do everything. He is the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and the Most Charitable. In one of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammadsalla , we are told that God is more graceful to His creatures than a mother to her child.1 God is far isolated from tyranny and oppression . He is All-Wise in all of His actions and decrees. If someone wants something from God, he or she can ask God directly without asking anyone else to intermediate with God for him or her.

God is not Jesus, and Jesus is not God.2 Even Jesus himself refused this. God has said in the Quran:

 aqwas-ysIndeed, they have disbelieved who have said, “God is the Messiah (Jesus), son of Mary.” The Messiah said, “Children of Israel, worship God, my Lord and your Lord. Whoever associates partners in worship with God, then God has forbidden Paradise for him, and his home is the Fire (Hell). For the wrongdoers,3 there will be no helpers.”aqwas-ym (Quran, 5:72)

God is not a trinity. God has said in the Quran:

 aqwas-ys“Indeed, they disbelieve who say, “God is the third of three (in a trinity),” when there is no god but one God. If they desist not from what they say, truly, a painful punishment will befall the disbelievers among them. Would they not rather repent to God and ask His forgiveness? For God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. The Messiah (Jesus), son of Mary, was no more than a messenger…aqwas-ym (Quran, 5:73-75)

Islam refused that God rested on the seventh day of the creation, that He wrestled with one of His angels, that He is an envious conspirator  against mankind, or that He is incarnate in any human being. Islam also refused the attribution of any human shape to God. All of these are regarded blasphemous. God is the Exalted. He is far isolated from every imperfection. He never becomes tired . He does not become sleepy nor does he sleep.

The Arabic word Allah means God (the one and only true God who created the whole universe). This word Allah is a name for God, which is used by Arabic speakers, both Arab Muslims and Arab Christians. This word cannot be used to assigned anything other than the one true God. The Arabic word Allah occurs in the Quran about 2700 times. In Aramaic, a language related closely to Arabic and the language that Jesus habitually spoke, God is also indicated to as Allah.

 2)Belief in the Angels

Muslims believe in the presence of the angels and that they are glorified creatures. The angels worship God alone, obey Him, and act only by His order . Among the angels is Gabriel, who brought down the Qur’an to Muhammadsalla .

 3)Belief in God’s Revealed Books

Muslims believe that God uncovered books to His messengers as evidence for mankind and as directing for them. Among these books is the Quran, which God uncovered to the Prophet Muhammadsalla . God has guaranteed the Quran’s preservation from any deterioration or distortion. God has said:

 aqwas-ys“Indeed, We have sent down the Quran, and surely We will guard it (from corruption).”aqwas-ym (Quran, 15:9)

 4)Belief in the Prophets and Messengers of God

Muslims believe in the prophets and messengers of God, begining with Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and Jesus (peace be upon them). But God’s final message to man, a reconfirmation of the everlasting message, was uncovered to the Prophet Muhammadsalla . Muslims believe that Muhammad salla is the last prophet sent by God, as God has said:

 aqwas-ys“Muhammad is not the father of any one of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the last of the prophets…”aqwas-ym (Quran, 33:40)

Muslims believe that all the prophets and messengers were created human beings who had none of the divine qualities of God.

 5)Belief in the Day of Judgment

Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment (the Day of Resurrection) when all people will be resurrected for God’s judgment according to their beliefs and acts .

 6)Belief in Al-Qadar

Muslims believe in Al-Qadar, which is Divine Predestination, but this belief in Divine Predestination does not mean that human beings do not have freewill. Rather, Muslims believe that God has granted human beings freewill. This means that they can select right or wrong and that they are responsible for their choices.
The belief in Divine Predestination includes belief in four things:

God knows everything. He knows what has occurred and what will occur .
God has recorded all that has occurred and all that will occur .
Whatever God wills to occur occurs , and whatever He wills not to occur does not occur .
God is the Creator of everything.

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